‘Tron: Legacy’s Joseph Kosinski Passes JJ Abrams To Become King Of First-Timers

Mike Fleming

Before it got released on DVD today, Tron: Legacy managed to play in theaters long enough to establish Joseph Kosinski as the highest-grossing first-time director of a live-action film in Hollywood history. The film’s $399 million global gross recently eclipsed … Read More »

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FX Acquires Six No. 1 Movies

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: FX is sticking to its strategy of buying marquee movies with the recent purchase of the TV rights to six films, all of which opened at No. 1 at the box office. The list includes Disney’s Tron: Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Tron: Legacy’

By | Tuesday November 9, 2010 @ 9:42am PST
Mike Fleming

Disney has generated a fresh trailer on the Joseph Kosinski-directed Tron: Legacy, which opens December 17.

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‘Inception,’ Growth Bolster IMAX Earnings

The company’s solid third quarter was driven mainly by aggressive expansion as the large-screen format chain signed up 100 new theaters. Revenue jumped to $51.1 million from $43.5 million in the same quarter last year, and earnings rose to $6.7 million … Read More »

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Hot Video: ‘Tron: Legacy’

By | Tuesday October 26, 2010 @ 4:51pm PDT
Mike Fleming

The first video for Tron:Legacy was issued today and it gives the sense of visual effects and scale that was in the 20 minutes of footage that the studio recently previewed in NY and LA. The song is “Derezzed” by Daft Punk, which scored the film. The Joseph Kosinski-directed pic … Read More »

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TOLDJA! Disney Acquires Joseph Kosinski’s Graphic Novel ‘Oblivion’

Mike Fleming

Will ‘Oblivion’ Go To Disney For Kosinski?
“Tron: Legacy’ Director Kosinski Pitching ‘Oblivion’ To Direct

I see that The Hollywood Reporter is trumpeting an “exclusive” on the deal right now, but if you consider all Deadline has written on this sales effort–including that Disney was close to a deal–that’s like racing to the top of what you think is an uncharted hilltop, glimpsing my crumpled Bud Light empties scattered about, and then planting your flag anyway. Nice try!

Disney closed its deal to acquire Oblivion, the Radical Publishing graphic novel that will be turned into a directing vehicle for Tron:Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski. Deadline reported on Monday that Disney had the inside track and an exclusive negotiating window after four studios bid on the property following last week’s pitch effort. The other studios in the running were Paramount, Fox’s Chernin Entertainment and Universal. Read More »

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‘Tron:Legacy’ Helmer Joseph Kosinski Pitching ‘Oblivion’ As Directing Vehicle

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Back from vamping Tron: Legacy for the third straight year at Comic-Con, director Joseph Kosinski this week is making the rounds at studios. He’s pitching a movie version of Oblivion, a futuristic science fiction love story he’ll direct, based … Read More »

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